Thursday, August 20, 2009

hmmm

Well I'm working on a new layout for the blog, but not sure if I like it. Let me know what you think!!! Just a quick shae as well, these are for the August challenges over at Scrap Therapy! I absolutely LOVE Prima!!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cybercrop time!!!!

Well It was that time of the month again, cybercrop time over at Scrap Therapy. I managed to complete all the challenges as well as win Bingo with Bongo :D On top of all that Lee-Anne is decided this months manufacturer of the month is Prima (Just about my favourite brand!!!). So everything is between 10-50% which is a massive savings. And just to top it all off, theres more due the end of this week we hope :)

This was for the Sketch challenge
This one was the inspiration challenge, I ended up with a million pink and green squares... Anyone want any?
This was the card challenge (Sorry the lights a little off)


Finally this was the theme challenge, a bit of a different interpretation on angel :)

Anyways, I meant to be working but am waiting for Rex to bring the laptop down so I can access my files. Silly work has old computers which doesn't mesh well with my new one. Also its under 2 months to the wedding!!!!! Won't be long now till I'm Mrs Hunt :):)



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Digi Scrapping tutorial – Very basic

Basic Digital Scrapping tutorial based on Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0


  1. Go to http://www.kaisercraft.net/digital-scrapbooking and download the entire Tag This kit (its a freebie!) We won't be using the lot, but will give you more to play with.

  2. Open up your graphics program (I'm using Photoshop Elements 5.0, but this should be able to be done in other programs. GIMP is a good free one if you don't have one.)
  3. Go to Editor. You will want to open a new file which is 12x 12 inches, with 300 dpi's.

  4. To make it easier, I opened up all the files I would need, including photos. This is similar to getting all your supplies before starting a paper page. You can go back and look for the perfect embellishment later. For this page you will need to open up the following files, and just have them minimised
    1. Tag this paper 4b
    2. Tag this paper 4a
    3. Spray paint
    4. Messy dot
    5. Boyz header
    6. Plus the perfect boy photo

5. With both your new file and tag this paper 4 b maximised, drag, using the move tool, the paper into your new file. This should create a new layer. Adjust if needed by dragging the corners until you are happy with the placement.

NOTE: Layers are VERY important. They allow you to manipulate separate elements, without disrupting the entire layout.

6. Repeat with Tag this paper 4a. This should cover the other paper completely. Once it cover you need to go to the layers toolbox and change the opacity setting. I have changed mine to 24%, however have a play and see where you are happy. I have left the mode as normal, btu again, have a play, it can cause some really cool effects.

  1. At this point I dragged and dropped the photo, messy dot, spray paint and heading to where I felt happy.

  2. And Viola, you are done! If you save you file as a psd you can continue to change the layers at a later date. If your happy with it however you can save it as a jpeg as you would any other photo. This makes a smaller file, but makes it incredibly hard to edit later on.

Scrap The Girls

This was for the Scrap the Girls blog which has just been taken over by the talented Kayla-Renee who also hange out at Scrap Therapy. If you've got girls, either big or small, this is a very cool website.

Lets get Shabby

This is for the 2nd challenge over at Lets get shabby. Can't remember what I used but I know the sewing machine almost got chucked out the window!!! Flowers are a mixture of prima and handmade ones using a tutotrial for Nicole Aspinall (Sorry can't find your blog, I'll add it when I get it Nic!!!)

Scrap Therapy Blind Scrap

This was for Beccy's blind scrap over at Scrap Therapy a couple of weeks ago. I used mainly Prima, with some thickers and random ribbons and flowers.

Puzzle Sketches

0This Layout I used some scraps of American crafts PP, Thickers! (like I wouldn't use them, Prima bling and flowers with some other random pieces.